Author: Hugh G Wetmore

Teaching about the rule of law through song – Hugh Wetmore

Those of us who live in South Africa are horrified, disgusted, perplexed or deeply concerned about the recent chaotic events that are destroying the fabric of our society.  What began as a protest against ex-president Jacob Zuma’s 15-month imprisonment for contempt of the Constitutional Court, has morphed into nationwide looting […]

Worship leaders evaluate how their congregations sing — Hugh Wetmore

Last month we listened in to the Trinity discussing among Themselves how congregations are singing these days.  This month we eavesdrop on a panel of three progressive worship leaders who have been evaluating the current Church scene. They discuss the same question: “How does the congregation sing?” “I think we […]

God evaluates our singing — Hugh Wetmore

The Divine Trinity had just been looking through the Body of Christ onearth. Now They meet in conclave to review their findings. Theirspecial focus this time was the question “How does the congregationsing?” Let’s eavesdrop on their trialogue://////////oooO!!!Oooo\\\\\\\\\\ “It’s interesting to notice how they usually equate singing withworship“, said the […]

God’s comprehensive purpose for His Church: make disciples (continued) — Hugh Wetmore

Singing songs in the Sunday services is one of God’s effective methods of “making disciples”.  Jesus expects us to keep His comprehensive purpose — to make disciples — at the centre of our service for Him. A disciple is one who is being “taught” the teachings of Jesus, and who […]

God’s comprehensive purpose for His Church: make disciples — Hugh Wetmore

Is it possible to sing worship songs to God that actually are songs that worship money? “No” says Jesus. You cannot worship God and money. Yet the motivation behind publishers’ surveys asking us to name the most popular worship songs is this: “If we publish the popular worship songs, we […]